Amid speculations about midterm polls in J&K, Mehbooba Mufti calls meeting with her top partymen

Almost three weeks after demise of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is yet to decide over the alliance with BJP in the state. Mufti has called a meeting of her senior partymen to discuss the government formation scenario in the state. 

Amid speculations about midterm polls in J&K, Mehbooba Mufti calls meeting with her top partymen

Srinagar: Almost three weeks after demise of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is yet to decide over the alliance with BJP in the state. Mufti has called a meeting of her senior partymen to discuss the government formation scenario in the state. 

She is also expected to meet party leader from Jammu region next week. 

If reports are to be believed, the PDP president is unlikely to stake claim to power in the state in absence of concrete assurances from the BJP on the agenda of alliance between the two parties and her misgivings over their relationship. 

"She is worried about the promises made by her father and the party to the people," told a top Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) source. 

"Mehboobaji has been in deep introspection since Mufti (Mohammad Sayeed) Sahib passed away. She seems to have misgivings on continuation of the alliance with the BJP. After resisting the lure to assume the reins of power in the state for the last 23 days, it is highly unlikely that she will agree to head the same ruling coalition unless the BJP walks the extra mile," said the source. 

If sources are to be believed, the state would be heading for a midterm poll since both the National Conference and the Congress have already shown reluctance to support any other alliance given the present numbers in the 87-member state legislative assembly.

The PDP won 28, the BJP 25, the NC 15, the Congress 12, the CPI-M one, Peoples Conference 2 and others fours seats in the 2014 assembly elections in the state. Governor NN Vohra has started tightening his laces to run the government.

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